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Dapol announce re-tooled N Gauge Class 56


Dapol N Gauge Class 56

Dapol have announced they are to retool their N Gauge Class 56 locomotive. The new batch will feature a re-tooled body with shape improvements and more accurate variations. Two new variants have been announced and some previous models have changed running number.


The updated models will feature:

  • Highly detailed model with separately fitted parts including handrails, etched grilles, etched nameplates (where applicable), pipework and more

  • Digital Capability - 18-pin socket

  • 5-pole Super Creep motor with twin flywheels, all-wheel drive & pickups

  • Heavy split-frame chassis

  • Directional head and tail lights

  • Retooled body with improvements to body shape, cab roofs and windows

  • Tooling variations for Romanian & Doncaster built examples

  • NEM Standard N gauge couplings


In total nine variations are now due for release between Q3 and Q4 2024.


2D-004-010 Class 56 56302 in Fastline Freight livery

2D-004-010D Class 56 56302 in Fastline Freight livery - Digital fitted


2D-004-010 Class 56 56302 in Fastline Freight livery

2D-004-011 Class 56 56131 in BR large logo blue

2D-004-011D Class 56 56131 in BR large logo blue - Digital fitted


2D-004-011 Class 56 56131 in BR large logo blue

2D-004-012 Class 56 56007 in Transrail triple grey

2D-004-012D Class 56 56007 in Transrail triple grey - Digital fitted


2D-004-012 Class 56 56007 in Transrail triple grey

2D-004-013 Class 56 56059 in EWS red and gold

2D-004-013D Class 56 56059 in EWS red and gold - Digital fitted


2D-004-013 Class 56 56059 in EWS red and gold

2D-004-014 Class 56 56303 in Devon and Cornwall Railway green

2D-004-014D Class 56 56303 in Devon and Cornwall Railway green - Digital fitted


2D-004-014 Class 56 56303 in Devon and Cornwall Railway green

2D-004-015 Class 56 56006 in BR blue

2D-004-015D Class 56 56006 in BR blue - Digital fitted


2D-004-015 Class 56 56006 in BR blue

2D-004-016 Class 56 56054 'British Rail Llanwern' in BR Railfreight Coal Sector triple grey

2D-004-016D Class 56 56054 'British Rail Llanwern' in BR Railfreight Coal Sector triple grey - Digital fitted

2D-004-016 Class 56 56054 'British Rail Llanwern' in BR Railfreight Coal Sector triple grey

GM2210701 Class 56 56032 'County of South Glamorgan' in Railfreight Metal Sector triple grey


GM2210701 Class 56 56032 'County of South Glamorgan' in Railfreight Metal Sector triple grey

GM2210702 Class 56 56031 'Merehead' in BR Civil Engineers 'Dutch' grey & yellow


GM2210702 Class 56 56031 'Merehead' in BR Civil Engineers 'Dutch' grey & yellow

The RRP for the DCC ready versions is £156.60, and for DCC fitted versions £188.99

The Gaugemaster collection models are priced at £135.96 (DCC ready only)

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